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Functional and decorative stoneware pottery.

Our work is inspired by the zen of everyday life. Our goal is to enhance life's humblest activities -- the morning cup of coffee, the warm bowl of soup on a cold winter evening, the meal shared with friends -- by the presence of a lovingly crafted utensil that will touch the soul. And if this utensil was received as a gift from a loving friend or relative, that makes the circle complete.

We have, over the years, had to master a wide variety of pottery techniques in pursuit of those elusive forms seen in the mind's peripheral vision. Our choice of any particular technique is driven by the aesthetic of the artistic idea, not by love of technique for its own sake. Our current repertoire includes wheel-throwing, slip-casting, press molding, slab construction, and extruded forms. Forms generated by a variety of these techniques may be incorporated into any particular piece. These pieces are then glazed, decorated, and fired with propane to 2400 degrees farenheit in a 60 cubic foot kiln in a reduction atmosphere. All pieces are conceived, designed, and crafted in their entirety by the two of us without the assistance of employees or studio assistants.


  • American Craft Council, Charlotte, NC
  • Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Boston Mills Art Fest, Peninsula, Ohio
  • Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA
  • Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, Ohio
  • Functional Ceramics, The Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio
  • National Teapot Show, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
  • Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, East Petersburg, PA
  • Blue Moon Gallery, Seagrove, NC
  • Carlton Gallery, Banner Elk, NC
  • Created With Clay, High Point, NC
  • Deja View Gallery, Waynesville, NC
  • First Light Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • Kinks, Quirks, and Caffeine, Williamsburg, VA
  • Main Street Pottery, Chincoteague, VA
  • The Mountain Pottery, Dillsboro, NC
  • The Seven Sisters, Black Mountain, NC
  • Windward Gallery, Morehead City, NC

Chesapeake, VA
Home: 757-421-2729
Web: www.pillersclay.com

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"Urn Vase"

14 1/2"H x 6 1/2"W x 5 1/2"D
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10"H x 11"L x 9"D
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"Fish Platter"

20"L x 11 1/2"W x 3 1/2"H
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"Twin Box Set"

7 1/2"H x 10"L x 6"D
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